med to take notes or memorandums of
the proceedingsof the Board. Lord Mel.
ville, upon rnfpettien of rhcfe notes, was
pleafcd to expfcfs his approbation of them,
but at the fame time to difpenfe "with Mr.
Markham's attendance at the Board for a
(hort term. Upon Lord Batham's corn
ing into office, adefign had bsen nearly
perfected for fining Mr. Markham to
exchange his feat at the Navy Board,"
wKirh is si oatent nlace for life and of a
confiderable dignity, for a fitnation at the
Tranfport Board (aninferior & dependant
board and which has only a temporary ek
ifteuce.) Mr. Markham has repeatedly,
in conferences and by letters to his Ma
jefty's Mini Iters, decidedly refufed to ac
cept this offer, not whh(Wndrng which Lord1
Birham has proceeded in obtaining his
Majefty's confent, and the new patents
have been made out. Mr. Markham re
gaining fi-rrB, the Admiralty Board have
not ventured to fcal the patent. Mr. ,
Markham remain's lufpeuded, and the mat
ter j will be brought before Parliament.
Mr, Markham is fonof the Archbilhop of
York, and brother to Admiral Mark
rum, Lady Mansfield, &c. &c. The Bri
tifh have m (hips of the line in commif
fion, 20 fifties, H4 frigates and 426 floops.
In the Brit ilh House of. Commons on.
. the 30th of May, Mr. Whitbrcad observ
ed that on account ot the neceflary delay in
printing the papers rt fpecliiig. Lord Mel
ville he felt it a neceflary to put off his
motion for impeachment, until T uefday,
Mr. Pittfaidheunderflood te gentleman
had two objects in view one the impeach
ment, of Ld. M. the other certain refolii
tioBS concerning himfclf (Mr. P.) He was
anxious any charge intended to be brought
agaiolj him Ihould be brought to a deci
Hon as fpecdily as pollible.
m ...' . J 1 1 II-
Mr, Witbread laid; he ihouiu-aanere
to the order he had laid down of moving
. the impeachment fir.G,.; and that he would
be prepared to bring forward the other
motions as loon after as the houfe mould
Mr. LaiceUe faid there were three
poife's which might be made the grounds
' of refolutions againft Mr. Pitt all ten
ding to accufe him of being privy to fotne
of tfie irregular rranfacions of Ld. Mel
ville, bur there was not a fliadow of fnf.
picion of his having derived any advantage
WAR WITH MOROCCO.
Captain- Ifowel, of the brig Eliza, which ar
rived at 4 o'clock this afternoon, from Lcr
horn, via Gibraltar, bean dispatches from
Capt. .Decatur, of the Congress, lor our go
vernment. It was expected that an imme
diate war would take place between the Em
peror of Morocco and the United States-
There were already two Moorish frigates
out cruizing far Americans. The United;
.States brig- Syren, capt. Stewart, had taken
her station off Gibraltar, and was ordered to
cruize between Cape Snartel and Magadore,
to intercept any prize that these frigates
might make. On the 1 6th May, capt. Howei
wai chased and fired at by a Tripolitan Xe
beck of 17 guns, but escaped by superior
sailing: at this time she was only 8 hours
sail from the Congress. The Algerine fleet
were out, consisting t the Glory, of 44 guns ;
llogium Mustapha, of 44; Ilassam Bashaw
brig of It, and a Xcbeckotis; and were
cruizing for Neapolitans and Genoese. They
treated capt. II. with particular politeness.
A Portuguese fleet of two 74's and a frigate
were cruuing in the Gut 01 Gibraltar.
Eight days ago, off Burmuda, was board
rd by a French privateer only 10 days from
faisaterre. (Guad.) who informed that ih
rew.h fleet smiler Admiral -Villrneuvef had
taken on board all the white -troops both at
Martinique and Guadalmipe and that their
destination wis positively for Ireland
TUESDAY, AUGUGT 13, 1805.
J The election of a meraber of Congress for
this District, to fill the vacancy occasioned
by the death of the Hon. James Gillespie,
and members of the State Legislature, was
closed on Friday last. The following is the
result in the different counties, except Samp
son, which we have not yet heard from.
17 . 3.00
128 170 '
378 " 216
854 f 8
IRfOLK. July 31.
The arrival of the ship Detiilt from Glatg nr,
tskich tlaee the left the 8:A Tune, hat not fur.
rashrd us mth any article if importance, 'lite
latest paper wt nave seen xs'of the ZQih Mat.
The impeachment of Lord Melville U determin
ed on, and a motion nut ta he made on the 9A
June, to that eject, Mr. Whitlrttd atu rave
notice that at tki tame lime he should nwve for
a vote of eensure on tome part of Mr. rat's ton-
dutt relative to the bunuett tJ lard AltlviUe,
PETERSBURG, Algiut 6.
On the 10th itUima, Mr, Jan Pttut, an
$cer in the Drk of Columbia, vat stopped
on hortebntk, on the rt betvttn Geoe. l otm
end Alexandria, tj tome unknown villain, shet
through the bodj With a pittol, and ToXtd of
thirteen thousand one hundred and fourteen
dollars and sixty-five cents, the prtjrtj of
the ban i irhiih he mi taking to Alexandria
fjr the purpaio tf euhongimg neith the lank
thrft.The on k wst suddm and of a mifute'
to dative Mr. Ptttr imtantlf of hit tenia;
aHhy hopet art entertained of hit recovery.
The msn nt frptrud the cut it rpreuntd
ft he cfmiiV.t ttatret tauntenance, and
lat a gtntttl appearance Jit had on a dark
rW o- H.rrk ton, naikren pans'anjt thoet
j -id a 11 k fiat 1 wji on fH and altn at the
tt-ne. f tfl'en hunJrtd d !.'jrt tewd are ojtr
t lfif the dcttiibi rj tht relhr and rnsvtrj cf
ike ma nr j.
Bladen, - v
Nrw-Hanover, John. Hill.Senate -Richard
Nixon and Timothy Bloodworth, Corn
TowNof Wilmington, Joshua G. Wright.
Bladrn, Richard Holmes, Senate Amos
Richardson and Michael Molton, Commons.
Duplin, Joseph T. Rhodes, Senate Da
niel Gl'isson and Hugh M'Cann, Commons.
Onslow, John Fulwood, Senate -William
French and Stephen Williams, Commons.
' Cumberland. John Mackav. ion. Senate
John Thames and Stephen Gilmore, jon.
Town of Fayette ville, Jyhn Hay-.
. The New-York papers say, that amaTig
nant fever is prevailing at Providence, R. I.
and Nev-! 'tven. The proper authorities at
New-York and Philadelphia, have interdicted ,
all intercourse with those places. j
The Princess Elizabeth packet has arrived (
at New-York from Falmouth, Enpj. via HrIU, J
faxi with the June mail. ' She sailed front '
Falmouth on the 14th June and brings Lon
don papers to the 10th. The New-York pa
pers contain a hasty sketch of their contents,
in which there is nothing riew or interesting.
Captain HaflF of the (hip Charles, ar-'
rived at New-York, informs that on the
-24th June-, the harbor of Cadiz was block
aded by five fail of the line, two fripates
and a cutter, under the command of Ad
He alfo informs that the U. States gun
boat No. 3, from New-York, comman
ded by a lieutenant Maxwel', and having
36 men on . board, wis captured by three
Spanim privateers in the Gut of Gibral
tar, after a fmart engagement, and car
ried inro AlgeHras, where, in confequence
of the fpirited remonflrance of the Ame
rican officer, (he was reported to be given
up. Tha day previous to her capture,
three gun-boats and two other American
vellcls, (choosers, failed 1 the caft ward
from the harbour ot Gibraltar
GUN-BOAT, No. B.
An arrival at Boston, which spoke, the
United States Gun-Boat No. 8. was the bear
er of the following letter from the Comman..
" Gun-Boat No. 8, at Sea, lat. 27 JV.
" long. 16, 20, W, May 27, 1105.
" SIR, . . '
MTlie day I sailed from Boson,(4th May,)'
we had strong S. 'W. winds. , In crossing the
Gulph Stream, .the wind blew hard from the
N. N. W. we did not howerer ship mqch
water. On the 13th and 14th Inst, we ex.
perienced a very heavy gale of wind from
N. W. to N. N. W. towards the close of
which we fTSd a accession of as heavy
squalls as I have experienced for many years.
Several times we bore up and acudded be
fore the storm ; the boat behaved well, and
I pronounce her perfectly safe to cross the
AVhile-tcudding ip the-height of the
gale, a sea struck and brought us too, owing
to the carelessness ofthemanatthe helm. Our
storm square sail was split and blown to
toms, and our topsail yard which was lashed
on deck, was by the force of the sea, broken
into three pieces, we then set the storm fore
sail and made very good weather.
With the wind a little free, we sail 8
miles per hour.
I am with the greatest respect, your obe
dient humble servant.
" Commadart Edvard ltblet Bothn,'
All the force to he employed the present
tton, in the chastisement of Tripoli, hat
sailed for the point of destination. It con
sists as follows.
Congress, , 36
John Adams 32
Nautilus, (sch'r) 16
Enterprise, do. I A'
Besides the above,
captured from the TrJpoliisns, cirrying one
(copper) 17 pounder, k two brass Howiitera
each 1 tn gunboats, each orrting two lung
35 printers, cutter rigged tobomb ketch
es, each one carrying one 13 inch tnortsr,
and four hine-pounderii Th rendtsveut
of the abort-S'juaJrvn 1 aiMalu.
Captain J. Barron
Capt. G. II. Campbell
Captain IM Decatur
Captain J. Drnt
Capt. T. Robinson
ire two run-boats
Extract of a letter from a gentleman ct Fori
Massac, tathc Editor of the Kentucky Gotette
dated June 8. V
J Gen. Wilkinson and suite arrived here a
few days agoy on his way to take charge ofjhe
government of Upper Louisiana, to which he,
has bjen lately appointed; he also, holds his
rank as commander in chief of the U. S army,
of which, St. Louis will be the head-quarters.
Fiom this union of civil and military in the same
army, will, no doubt, result very energetic
government He remains at this place some
time, to make arrangements for the organiza
tion of his government, in which it is conjectured
he is aided by col. Aaron Burr, who arrivvd
here two days since, on his way to New-Orleans.
" We have heard nor seen nothing to confirm
or strengthen the supposition that col. Burr is to
supercede W. C. C. Claiborne in the government
of the territory of New-Orleans. The general
pays him, the most marked attention ; and'Burr
appears to take the greatest pains to conciliate
the esteem of every person about himJ;-
India A diforder, resembling the plague of
Turkey, lately broke out at Oujein, the capital of
Scindea, and is stated to have carried off seventy
thousand persons mine course oj a. Jew days.
The principal 'inhabitants fed front the city on
the first alarm, and the troops at length refused
to perform the duties of the garrison, and march
ed into the country, whither, it is feared, they
may have carried the distemper. At the date,
however, of, the las accounts from Bombay, it
was understood, that the fever confined its rava
ges to Oujein and its immediate vicinage.
'. ' (London Paper.)
' We understand that advices have been received
from Tangiers, as late as May 18, which do not
contenance trie intelligence recently received of a
war with Morocco. Universal Gazette.
. The heat of the weather, for feveral
days pad, has been uncommonly great.
Th.thermometer, in the (hade Ins ge
nerally been 96 ar.d 99 degrees ; and once
or twice above 99 Boffon Cent. July 17.
ExtraQof a letter from King(ton,(Janr.ai
ca,) da'ed the yh July, 1805.
The lhip two .Friends Captain
M'Nes.', arrived here on the 8th inflant ;
and the (hip and cargo mud be fold to as
certain the falvagc. Captain M. having
teen deprived of all his papers, it became
rcquifite, in order to get at the invoices,
to cpen he greater part of the. letters.
This was to the navy agents, a very dif
agrceable duty, but abfolutcly indifpenfa
ble; and you may a flu re the parties that
every, fcrupulous delicacy was obferved,'
that was poilible in fuch a cafe nut a fin
gle letter of them was read: the invoi
ces ws re taken out of fuch as contained a
ny, and the letters indantly feated down.
" I was prefenf, at their particular re
quell; during the w hole of this unpleafant
cenmony, and can with confidence Rate
that thefe gentlemen are as ignorant of
the contents of them as thofe who, have
never feen them. Had the captain been
left only a Tingle mamfeft, the opening
would have been made leis general, as
then it would have been ud neceffary to
open any but thofe directed to peifous
who had goods configncd to them but
that not being the cafe, all thofe which
appeared to have enclofurcs, had to be
examined. One letter only is retained;
that, being written on the back of an in
voice, ct-uM not te fcpaiatcd from it.
The invoice appears to be from Lacking
ton to Judge Johnfon, of articles for the
South.l'arolina College. I apprehend
that Capt. M- will ituin the letters till
he ot himfclf. He will be liberally
treated by Capt. Irglcfidd and his agents
he could not l ave fallen into better
The recept accounts by Americans who
have been at St. Domingo concerning the go
vernment of the blacks, docs not present so
scattering a picture, as might be conceived
from a consideration of the principles of their
rcetnt constitution. Wa have obtained a
copy of their military code, which we mean
to translate and publish to-morrow. This
code and the constitution lately published,
are said to be the productioti of general Men
tori formerly a deputy to the national conven
tion,aidedby Boitround, Tcmntrt and Chanlatle,
all blacks, and who art the draughtsmen of
the Kmpcror Desialine's, ptoclamation.
The biography of the Hack chiefs, if we
can rely uponrtport is a curious evidence
of the instability of human sfTVirs and an im
portant lesson to tha vanity cf man. The
first tmperorif llayti" is represented as be-
Ing originally a swieperof the governmental
house at the Cape t jen. Chritmpht is said to
have been butler to gen. Rochambcau the
tlder, during the American revoluiion.-V.
Vemetthe minister of the finances was an
h'sndicraft man, some say a ta lor and it is
stated that none of these chief cff.cers can
rtsd or writes and the emperor himself is rt
presented as ciy recently enRSged Ingoing
over his ah tboh, fcc. under the tuition of his
secretary Genum generals Veiion and
rard att said to have been silver smiths
they are both muUitoea, and command the
southern divisions doubts are intrrtained
of their fidelity to the imperial rfrimfaiM
the same hitred which subsisted wbfi Toua
saint and rro".
inincnt characters, has not ubWcl between
the blacks and tnvdattoci. Tht lluk art
the most numerous, but the.mulaltocs ire.
the oml ia'.cll' jent and best icsuueud, aid
compared with the blacks, are more exempla
ry moralists, a quality described to be very
rare in the empire.. Contrary to what would ,
setiii to be dictated bv everv obligation nF
, - - - j - . . o
' prudence end policy, the pradual cultivator
Hi e saiu 10 uc n caicu whu rcat numaniiy j
and among that class we are told from very
respectable authority, a very general and se
vere1 wish prevails for the return of their an
cient roasters, or any masters rather than the"
present. . The government of the blacks is
not as full of confidence in its security or du
ration, as their constitution and rescripts
would seem to indicate. Their military code
.is rigid and severe and even flushed as they
have been by the expulsion ot ttocham
beau, and the possession of all the an
cient French ports and territory, they pro-
ved their want of discipline and courage be
fore the walls of the city of St. Domingo ;
where their numbers were ten times greater
than that of the force by which they were at
tacked. Above 2000 Spaniards taken by the
blacks from time to time in the neighborhood
of St. Domingo city, have been.'sent prison
ers to the interior, and have been employed
on the plains Artibanite, and the fort'of Champ
Machaud, whither the emperor contemplates
to retire' in the last resort of an attack by a
French army or domestic insurgents. Un
der this condition of the island, the certainty
' of any state of things cannot be.long calcula-,
ted upon. The absence of the French ar
mies, or the confinement of Ferrand's force to
the city of St. Domingo, has contributed to
revive cultivation for the time ; and the crops "
of sugar promise to be considerable ; that of
coffee unusually plentiful. Neverthelesa the
black government owes to the Americana
who have had credulity to trust them, mora ;
than three millions of coffee, and have not
good faith to pay .'-Aurora.
The following article occurs in the con
stitution of Hay ti, lately published. --
14 At the first firing of the alarm gun the
cities will disappear and the nation rise.". .
The meaning of this language is not very
obvious : a friend : has given us an explana
tion of it, which he had from a gentlemau
who lately arrived here from St. Domingo,
and who is well acquainted with the situation
of the island. When the enemy appears ofT
a Haytian port in such force as seems ade
quate to the redaction of the place, an alarm
gun is to be fired, and the blacks are instant
ly to envelope the city in flames and retreat
to the mountains, which to certain places
are so fortified by nature and art as to bid
defiance to the strongest force. Defended
by artillery, numerous and weighty, and sup
plied with ammunition calculated to serve
i for 18 months, the gentleman considers these
interior tortresses impregnable, is of opinion
that the negroes can never be subdued, and
that any force sent against them would inevi
tably perish piecemeal, by the climate and the
enemy. Pliil. Gazette.
Dls. Cts. Vis. Ct
BACON per 100 lbs.
Coffee per lb.
Coin per bushel,
Flour per barrel, old
Ditto per half barrel, new
Lumber per M. plenty
W. 0. hhd. staves,
R. o. do. do. do.
W. o. bl. do. rough
Shingles per 1 COO,
Molasses per gallon '
Rum, W. I.pr. g. 3d p.
Jamaica do. 4th p. -N.
Tar per barrel,
Tobacco per cwt.
Rict per cwt.
Poik pr barrel,
Meteorological & Obituary Table
JUtT AUGUST, 1803
D 1 1 hermom. 1 I
2, w State of the
a - a
2- o Jf- weather. .
B " k - I
6 78 84 85 Showery
7 80 86 83 Fair
8 80 84 83 Fair '
9 80 86 83 Fair
10 81 86 83 Fair
II 80 I 85 i 84. Rain
12 78 I 84 I 83 Showery
S . E.
l'. S L
Total, and names
of tht deceased
Infant son of Mr.
The ship Huntress, of Wiscatset, from
the City of Washington, bound to tht island
fd Malta, with stores for tht American navy,
was captured on tht 3th ultimo by the Spa
liish schooner 5Iar;, Aaihchy Uutrt rail.